Alpha Insights Job Board

Sr. Electronics Design Engineer, High Speed Digital
Vancouver, BC, Canada


Position Summary

The Sr. Electronics Design Engineer, High Speed Digital will be responsible for the design and development of high-speed digital embedded systems at the heart of Alpha Insights’ next generation of remote sensing synthetic aperture radar satellites.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Design high speed electronics circuit boards using the latest Xilinx and Micro-Semi FPGAs
  • Schematic capture and PCB layout of circuit design
  • Electronic parts for space application selection and radiation testing
  • Parts procurement and supply chain monitoring
  • Board bring-up and characterization
  • Define and maintain electronic parts library
  • Participate in all aspects of the project life cycle (requirements, design, development, testing, release, and maintenance).
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary technical team, participating in defining the overall payload and how the embedded electronics interface with the larger system.

Minimum Education:
  • B.Sc. or higher in electrical or electronic engineering

  • 10+ years’ experience in high-speed digital design (500MHz and above)
  • Experience with designing for space applications

Key Skills:
  • Electronics design of high-speed digital circuits: schematic capture, PCB layout
  • Experience with latest FPGAs, microprocessors, soft microprocessors, System-on-Chips, including Xilinx Virtex/Zynq Ultrascale+, Microsemi SmartFusion2/PolarFire FPGA SoC
  • Experience with GHz class ADCs and DACs
  • Experience with Power supply design for FPGA circuits

Additional Skills
  • Implementation of high-speed digital interfaces such as Xilinx Aurora
  • Mechanical and thermal design of space electronics units
  • Effects of ionizing radiation on integrated electronics. Radiation testing and mitigation techniques
  • Supervising the subcontract manufacturing of high-speed circuit boards and electronics assemblies

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